Category: USA Service Dog Animal Laws
Written by Paul
Applies to Guide, Hearing, and Service Dogs
Accessibility “. . . entitled to reasonably equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges of all hotels, lodging places, places of public accommodation, amusement or resort, and other places to which the general public is invited, subject only to the conditions and limitations established by law and applicable alike to all persons.”
Interference “Interference with rights of disabled individual as misdemeanor. Repealed by SL 1986, ch 170, § 19.”
Housing “No landlord may prohibit by lease or otherwise the keeping of a service animal by a person who is totally or partially physically disabled, totally or partially blind, or totally or partially deaf in an apartment or other rented or leased residential property.”
Licenses/Fees not mentioned
Identification not mentioned
Misrepresentation “It is a petty offense for any person, unless totally or partially blind or otherwise incapacitated, while on any public street or highway, to carry in a raised or extended position a cane or walking stick which is white in color or white tipped with red.”
Trainers not mentioned
White Cane cautionary statute; no proclamation
Penalties Class 2 misdemeanor
Summary South Dakota law requires that a specially trained Assistance Dog be allowed to accompany a blind, deaf, or physically disabled person to all public accommodations and common carriers. Extra charges cannot be made due to the presence of the dog, but if the dog causes damage to the premises, the dog user is liable.
Accessibility 20-13-23.1(1986); 20-13-23.2(1995)
Interference 20-13-23.2(1995); 20-13-23.3(1986)
White Cane 32-27-7(1980)
South Dakota Statutes, Title 20, Chapter 13, Section 23.1.
South Dakota Statutes, Title 20, Chapter 13, Section 23.3.
South Dakota Statutes, Title 20, Chapter 13, Section 23.4.
South Dakota Statutes, Title 32, Chapter 27, Section 6.
Source Guild to Assistance Dog Laws by Assistance Dogs International's